Former Sea Dogs forward Mitchell Dempsey has committed to the University of Prince Edward Islanders Panthers for the 2016-17 season.
Last season, Dempsey played in 27 games with the MHL's Summerside Western Capitals as an overager, recording 12 goals and 16 assists. He added two goals and four assists in 13 playoff games.
Dempsey, a seventh-round pick of the Boston Bruins in the 2013 NHL Draft, spent the 2014-15 season with the Sea Dogs after not being claimed in the OHL. In 60 games with Saint John, the left winger registered eight goals and 17 assists in 60 games.
Mitchell Dempsey is on his way to the UPEI Panthers for 2016-17. Big power-forward. Former Boston Bruin property. pic.twitter.com/YSRMqPtNts— Victor Findlay (@Finder_24) June 17, 2016
The Panthers play their first game of the 2016-17 Atlantic University Sport season on Oct. 5 in Moncton.